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World Cup 2019: 'One long nightmare South Africa are unable to wake up from'

World Cup 2019: 'One long nightmare South Africa are unable to wake up from'

South Africa’s World Cup hopes came crashing down as Pakistan beat them comfortably by 49 runs at Lord’s on Sunday. Haris Sohail’s dominant 59-ball knock and a tidy half-century from Babar Azam helped Pakistan reach 308-7, a total that South Africa never threatened to surpass. Chasing 309, the Proteas were restricted to 259/9. South Africa are now the second team to be eliminated from the World Cup.

Man of the match Haris Sohail spoke at the post-match press conference and said, “It’s tough when you’re sitting out and waiting for your turn. My goal was to make the most of my opportunities. When I went in, I was told I have to build a partnership with Babar, but it wasn’t easy out there. Just backed myself.”

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